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Table 1 Characteristic of study participants

From: The level of spiritual care competence of Polish nurses and the psychometric properties of the spiritual care competence scale (SCCS)

Socio-demographic variables Test [n = 342] Retest [n = 77]
M SD M SD
Age 36,35 10,08 39,31 10,29
Job seniority 13,21 10,47 15,61 11,42
  N % N %
Sex Male 312 91.0 71 92.2
Female 31 9.0 6 7.8
Place of residence Urban area 210 61.2 46 59.7
Rural area 133 38.8 31 40.3
Education Medical Secondary School 38 11.1 6 7.8
Bachelor’s degree in nursing 143 41.7 24 31.2
Master’s degree in nursing 162 47.3 47 61.0
Place of work Medical treatment ward 89 25.9 25 32.5
Surgical ward 93 27.1 20 26.0
ICU 72 21.0 15 19.5
Ward without beds 20 5.8 3 3.9
  Outpatient clinic 33 9.6 9 11.7
  Hospice 22 6.4 1 1.3
  Other 21 6.1 4 5.2
Religious affiliation Catholicism 328 95.6 74 96.1
Protestantism 1 0.3 0 0.0
Orthodoxy 1 0.3 0 0.0
Other 1 0.3 1 1.3
Nonbeliever 12 3.5 2 2.6
Job satisfaction Definitely yes 150 43.7 29 37.7
Rather yes 159 46.4 37 48.1
Hard to say 22 6.4 9 11.7
Rather no 10 2.9 2 2.6
Definitely no 2 0.6 0 0.0